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Jan 21, 2013, 12:41 AM

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Re: [michael1] At what grade should one free solo?
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michael1 wrote:
How many grades below what you can regularly free climb should you free solo? I did my first free solo yesterday, and it was a fairly short 5.8 crack climb. I haven't climbed outside much recently, but the hardest indoor top-rope route that I've sent is 5.11d.

don't be that guy

food for thought

In my completely unimportant opinion, if you are asking this question, you are not ready to solo...
edited to add:
You "should" not free solo.

In my opinion you are not ready because you do not know your climbing ability. If you have enough mileage, you know what your abilities are. this has NOTHING to do with "hardest" toprope in the gym, or the gym in general.

Ask yourself, what is the grade I can completly confidently downclimb. What is the grade at which I am not afraid to run it out? Your solo ability is most likely lower than those numbers.

Or not. YMMV

(This post was edited by iknowfear on Jan 21, 2013, 2:52 AM)

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Post edited by iknowfear () on Jan 21, 2013, 2:52 AM

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